You never know when something will go wrong, whether it be a natural disaster, blackout or even if you find yourself lost in the woods. You should always keep a few items on you to ensure you’ll be prepared for any event. There is nothing worse than being unprepared.
Here are a few survival items that I suggest having on yourself for when something goes wrong:
The Swiss Army knife is a classic survival/multi tool that has been trusted by many people for many years. This is one of the best things to have on your person at all times because of its multifunctional nature. From knife to scissors, tweezers, screwdriver and more. The Swiss Army Knife has it all. Learn more about the Swiss Army Knife by checking out what Wikipedia has to say about it.
The great thing about a paracord bracelet is its many uses and the ability of it to fit comfortably on your wrist. You can use a para-cord bracelet for fishing line, replacement shoe string, belt, suspenders and for building snares. In short, paracords are probably the most versatile tool on this list.
It’s always good to have some sort of fire source on hand, whether it be matches or a lighter. I personally prefer carrying a lighter on myself at all times. I think they are more efficient than matches as you can get more fire from one source and a lighter will still work if it gets wet.
Should you be caught in a power outage situation the ability to purchase supplies would be compromised if your only means was that of a credit or debit card. So it’s always a good idea to have some cash on you should you need to buy emergency food, water or gasoline.
I consider having a light source, such as a flashlight, different than a fire source. You wouldn’t want to waste fuel from your fire source to see in the dark. Also, a flashlight is specifically designed for navigation in the dark as a lighter or match won’t project a light source in one specific direction. I suggest investing in a small LED key chain flashlight. They’re small but have a powerful light source.
Water is probably the most important item on this list and one of the most crucial items to have in any scenario where things have gone wrong. It doesn’t take long for the human body to become dehydrated and once the process of dehydration begins, is when things get dangerous. You can only go about 3 days without water before you die and 3 days is really pushing it. A danger that comes with dehydration is desperation. People tend to become desperate when they need water and will often times give in to drinking dirty, contaminated water that will lead to a whole other set of problems. So always carry a water bottle, especially when headed out for hikes.
Henry Hernandez is a former Army Ranger who knows a lot about survival. Because of his training and survival skills he works for a company that makes Underground Steel Bunkers. You can learn more about Henry by checking out his Google+ Page.
So, what exactly are wearable devices in fashion? You would be surprised at what people are wearing these days, simply for the purpose of gathering information.
Take, for instance, the Nike Fuelband. This device looks like a bangle bracelet, and tracks all of your activities during the day. Whether you are walking, jogging, or dancing, you’ll find that the fuelband records all of it. It will record every step you take, and every calorie you burn. It’s also a watch. You can program it to your daily goal, and the LED lights will turn from red to green throughout the day, showing how your are progressing. It syncs with your smartphone, so you can get the details in an easy to read format.
Fitbit® has a tracker, too. It not only tracks you during the day, like the Nike® Fuelband, it tracks you at night, as well. Fitbit® One™ measures your sleep quality, too. It will help you to learn how to improve your sleep patterns, and will wake you up every morning. One™ helps you to set goals and improve your exercise and sleep patterns on a 24 hour basis. This device also syncs with handheld device, and with your computer.
Jawbone actually started the wearable computer trend with their BodyMedia armbands. These were used on “The Biggest Loser” to track activity and calorie burning.
Conscious Clothing is a device that you can wear that measures your breathing volume. The sensors are wrapped around your chest and transmits data through Bluetooth technology and read through mobile devices. Part of the purpose of Conscious Clothing is that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, can gather the data to determine the effect of pollutants on individuals. This takes “Big Brother Government” to a whole new level! At least, with Conscious Clothing, is voluntary, unlike the surrender of cell phone records.
W/Me looks like a fitness tracker, but it measures your autonomic nervous system. It will record how your body reacts to different physical stimuli. The data is then analyzed and algorithms are used, combined with your agility and the estimated age of your nervous system, to determine your emotional state. By the way, your neurological age is different from your actual age, because of stress and your breathing. This high-tech device will help people tell you about your mental state.
It’s not enough for you to be monitored, from your workout, your breath, and your mood, you need to monitor your pet, too! Whistle monitors your dog’s activities. Since dogs are really bad about hiding their pain from you, this device will track their activities during the day and night, while they’re eating, playing, sleeping, and yes, pooping. You can log on to find out how your pet is doing in your absence. All of the information is stored in the cloud, and you can check it to see if there is any sign of distress.
Nina Edwards loves fashion and she also loves fitness. When she isn’t creating her own styles or cruising the town shopping, you can usually find her working for Maggie and Co selling a wide range of the armani collezioni.